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Best Joplin Gyms | Equipment Spotlight: The Treadmill

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Thank you for coming to the Colaw Fitness website. We are grateful that you’ve chosen Colaw Fitness to research from all Joplin gyms. Choosing a gymnasium to fulfill your fitness goals is a very important decision that you should not take lightly. Feel free to give us a call right now at 417-437-9345. Phones are answered 24 hours a day via voicemail and all messages will be returned if necessary during the next regular business hours. So while you search through all Joplin gyms, like Goldilocks in the cabin, here is what will surely make us the most comfortable for everyone.

We have decades of experience with fitness, health, and faith. Our passions and our business are faith-based. Health and fitness are ways to honor our bodies and that is pretty common knowledge. What is not so common is how much people struggle between their desires and their reality of health and fitness. Faith walks in. Walk in faith. We know how difficult the challenges are, so we have created a place they are not going to win. You are the winner.

A welcoming comfortable atmosphere awaits the moment you walk in the door. You are greeted and appreciated. You have instant access day or night to a staff member. Your facility is being sanitized and disinfected around the clock. You will not be able to find a locker room. Private showers and day lockers assure your safety, security, and privacy. Massage, tanning, trainer access and so much more are waiting for you for as low as $5 per month.

Joplin gyms are vast in what is contained within each one because although they appear similar they are not. We hope you find the one that works for you. Please consider stopping by anytime for a tour and your questions answered by an experienced, knowledgeable and empathetic staff member. One day every month we celebrate life during Member Appreciation Night. Dinner is on us, just come on by. We have special new member promotions and you could get an entire year of FREE membership. Stop in and see what days and times it is coming up soon near you!

Colaw Fitness Joplin Treadmills


Today treadmills are the Main Attraction of the modern gymnasium experience because many just want to go for a walk or slight jog. Our ancestors would cringe at the luxury item they have evolved into. They outrun all their home competition of ellipticals and resistance machines of various kinds. Every Colaw Fitness location has enough treadmills to accommodate the peak for their community. You will not have to wait to climb aboard and catch some free WiFi for your favorite scenery on your device. Maybe you have some plugin earbuds and you can tune in directly to many choices of our landline cable programming.

A treadmill began as a tool in many cultures, as a treadwheel. Devices were created for power sources, food processing, and farming. The nearest ancestor of recreational/health treadmills featured in Joplin gyms throughout was during the late 1960s by William Staub, a mechanical engineer. He created the PaceMaster 600 because he had a dream and home treadmills were born.

During the 1800s, an engineer named William Cubitt designed treadmills to punish prisoners. He reasoned their muscle power could cure idleness and produce work. With the 20th century came the next previous transition of today’s wonder in the technology of walking and fitness. US patent of treadmill “training machine” #1,064,968 was issued on June 17, 1913. The hero of diagnostics in heart and lung disease, today’s treadmill is historic forever as a life-saving device. As humanity grows more tech-savvy and physically docile for income, treadmills are assured to follow us into the future because everyone walks and some don’t want to do it out in the rain.

Now securely into the 21st century, we are taking our treadmills to work. Treadmills at the office and hotel have become the norm more than the exception. Treadmill desks and standing desks are more popular than ever and only sure to grow from here. Joplin gyms have various models and levels of training and fitness available to you. At Colaw Fitness we focus on the general health because the needs provided by treadmills are much needed.

Our treadmills offer speed and terrain settings because that’s one of the ways to get better. You have device charges in each station to charge and listen to your device. You have access to the television dialogue heard all over the gym on our ellipticals and bicycles. We have multiple styles of ellipticals and bicycles to choose from for your fitness comfort level. Medical treadmills have become a class IIb active therapeutic device and we want you to have access to this equipment. Heart monitoring assistance is located within all of these devices, for your convenience.

Treadmills are called the one-size-fits-all because anyone can use them. There is a setting for everyone, no matter your fitness level. Even using mobility assistance. The advantages of treadmill use include an all-weather option for heart health. Treads can be replaced throughout the years as your needs change for home use. Our facilities’ treadmills offer a stable training surface to minimize impact injuries from asphalt and older track settings.

The incline settings assure a complete aerobic workout when physical limitations do not oblige. Our treadmills offer preset options for ease of starting right away. You can choose a flat track simulation or a nice hike in the hills. A tablet is there to help coordinate this journey and away you go. You can see your distance, calories burned and heart rate all in one amazing machine. It is now quite fashionable to track your steps because of rising technology.

Members of all Joplin gyms have pedometers, fitness bands linked to technology or smartphone apps to tell them all the great distances they went today. Some apps can even encourage you with real gift cards because they understand everyone could use a little bit more encouragement. We encourage you through a commitment to your success. #youareworthit isn’t just a phrase we made up for marketing. It’s part of who we are. We are here to make sure you know you are worth it. No one can help anyone do anything unless they want to.

At Colaw Fitness and no other Joplin gyms, you will find our culture. A culture of No Gym Jerks or negative behavior. No activities to encourage negative energy because that’s that main reason many feel uncomfortable. You will hear a soundtrack of various genres of faith-based music played to uplift and encourage. We accept the human condition is challenging and know we are stronger when we help each other. Let us help you right now. Come take a tour and join us as we help you succeed. We have members that only massage away the stress of the day. We have members that just work on a golden deep glowing tan. And we have members that just want a hot shower alone after a hard day.

So call us right now at 417-437-9345 and tell us what you are looking for in Joplin gyms. Let Colaw Fitness be the final fitness decision you ever have to make because our facilities will make your stress go away! Thank you for reading this information and remember you are worth it.